Comments By 60 Plus President Jim Martin, “Energy Day”. “Good morning, I’m Jim Martin, President of the 60 Plus Association. To paraphrase Winston Churchill, I would like to have the following enigma, wrapped inside a mystery, explained: Why are U.S. energy producers not allowed to explore for oil and gas off the coast of Florida, my home state, while China and Cuba do so?”
The 60 Plus Association has highlighted death tax repeal for 15 years. Former Rep. Chris Cox (R-CA) and Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ) have highlighted death tax repeal for 15 years as well and President George W. Bush has highlighted death tax repeal for at least 8 years.
Trustees Report Over Crisis With Social Security And Medicare Statement by Jim Martin: “They’re embezzlers and should be locked up. Congress continues to con seniors by stealing money from their Social Security Trust Fund and spending it on non-senior’s programs. If this occurred in private industry, its perpetrators would go to prison.”
After losing seven of eight games to the Members of Congress, lobbyist Paul Miller, co-founder of the charity basketball game, decided on a new strategy which paid off with Miller’s team winning for only the second time in nine years, 45-36.
The 60 Plus Association supports efforts to inform seniors on the 2009 digital television transition. However, we are very concerned about the recent advertisements by the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) which led older consumers to believe that NONE of their cable service channel line up will be interrupted after the broadcast digital transition.
Seniors’ Demand Senate Carries Out Constitutional Duty Statement By James L. Martin: “Washington, DC – “Justice delayed is justice denied. Our Federal Judiciary continues to face a crisis — too many vacancies. And who suffers? Senators, you ask? No, not Senators who, unfortunately, are playing politics, present company excluded. Thank you, Senator Specter, for your outstanding leadership.”
Yes To Schip Authorization, No To Schip Expansion Statement By Jim Martin: “As a newspaper reporter covering Congress in 1964 and as a four-pack-a day (non-filtered) smoker, I witnessed Congress, in its infinite wisdom, ban TV/Print advertising of tobacco and mandate printed warning labels on cigarette packs.